Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Guy and A Girl on this week's Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor

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Welcome to Victoria's Pages of Romance and Book Hooks. This week's 6 to 8 sentences are from my NA contemporary romance – A Guy and A Girl

Scene Set – Hunter has an annoying problem.

Excerpt –
Hunter couldn't get out of Wednesday's communication class fast enough. The problem wasn't the subject, or even the prof. It was Gayle and she'd decided today was the day she'd  make her move on him, laughing and fluttering her eyelashes to draw his attention.
Twice he caught Chelsea snickering. When he glanced at her notepad, she'd drawn a large heart with Gayle + Hunter written inside. He scribbled, Stop that!!! then bumped her elbow.
She chuckled and wrote, Someone has a crush on you. Lol.
He tapped his pen on his Stop That message and focused on the professor, until the instructor released class, but his departure wasn't abrupt enough.

Lies, deceits and secrets - not a good way to begin a relationship.

After an ugly past forced Hunter Connolly to escape to Europe, the talented hockey player is back in North America and determined to land a position with a professional team. But he can’t hide from his past forever, especially when his beautiful classmate, Chelsea, forces him to reexamine his life. Soon, hockey is not his first priority anymore.
Chelsea Henderson is a bright co-ed working towards her dream of being a professional dancer. She forms a unique friendship with one of her father’s newest recruits and would love nothing more than to take it to the next level. However, there’s just one small problem. He doesn’t know she’s his coach’s daughter.
Amid the deceptions, danger lurks closer than they could ever imagine. Will fate contrive to rip the young lovers apart? Or will Hunter and Chelsea have their shot at love?

What people are saying about – A Guy and A Girl

5 Stars - I loved this book...I think that it was an awesome story. It was interesting on how everything came about as well as some surprises on who was doing what. I liked how the couple had issues that would be real life issues as well. Very well written, can't wait to read more books by Victoria as well as maybe some more in relation to characters in the book.

5 Stars - What a great romance. Fast paced. Chock full of tension. Little bit of hockey Little bit of dance. Lots of love.

5 Stars - By the end of this book I had tears running down my cheeks.

4 Stars - The story is solid, the love is solid, I'm looking forward to reading more books by Victoria Adams

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Rest of the month highlights on Victoria's Pages of Romance
23 – Melanie Robertson-King – A Shadow in the Past
26 - Weekend Writing Warriors
28 – Lyndi Lamont – Marooned
29 - Flash Fiction and Book Hooks
30 - J.J. DiBenedetto - Dream Vacation
31 – Anita Philmar – Deputy's Bride

Victoria's flashing her Wednesday Briefs #WedBriefs

Welcome to this week's Wednesday Briefs.

This is a raw (unedited) m/f time travel romance. It's a 500 to 1,000 word excerpt inspired by  have a character plot a murder, You don’t really think I’m going to let you have all the fun, do you?, plus the photo below. Chapters 1 through 5 are available on the free read tab at top of blog.

Sunrise 53

J'dol peered up at the skylight, scanning it for the face Sian saw. If it was Ian, he would catch him and kill him. Then use those silver metal bracelets he had seen a man in a uniform use and secure tie him to the large rock in the middle of the lake. The fish could feast on his miserable flesh.
He hopped off the bed. "Stay here."
"Really? That never works." Sian grabbed her shirt and pulled it over her head. "You don’t really think I’m going to let you have all the fun, do you?”
"Catching Ian." Sian glanced up. "I'll lay ten to one odds it was him." She followed J'dol out the bedroom door and down the hall. "He probably stole the painting and somehow made that horrid cackle sound."
J'dol grabbed his sword then punched in the security code, waited for the beep then charged out the door. Standing on the lawn, he peered at the house and roof. Where was he? Where was the vile villain? Threatening Sian's existence. Threatening to harm her. To have his way with her. Nothing evil should ever be associated with Sian. She was gentle and loving.
She touched his shoulder. "You go to the left and circle around and I'll go right and we'll meet in front of the cabin."
"No. What if—"
Sian kissed his cheek. "I can scream. Really, really loud. And I bet you run pretty fast. If Ian grabs me, he won't get far. I have you to protect me."
Pride welled in J'dol soul. He straightened, gripped his sword and nodded. "If he touches you; he dies." He turned to the left and headed for the corner of the cottage. Before he rounded it, he checked where Sian was. She was exactly opposite him. In a few seconds they would be at the cottage's front and he would see her. Or kill Ian.
The clouds shifted, allowing the moon's glow to light his way. He crept up to the corner and peered around. No sign of Ian. His gut clenched. Or Sian. Raged flowed. Raising his sword, he stepped around the corner then stumbled to a stop. Sian circled the opposite corner. She was alone. Unharmed. He heaved a sigh of relief as he lowered his sword. Those few seconds with her out of his sight seemed like ages.
She raced across the front of the cottage and slowed up next to him. "Nothing. I didn't even scare a bunny."
"Nothing on my side." J'dol looked up. "That means he is still on the roof. How do I get up there?"
"You can probably hop up on the deck then shimmy up to the roof."
J'dol wanted to ask what shimmy meant, but he didn't want to waste another moment. With a focused pace, they returned to the deck. He handed her his sword then hopped onto the deck railing, grabbed the edge of the eavestrough and hoisted himself onto the roof. Scrambling up one side and then down the other, he then raced around, checking for a fleeing Ian. No one. Squatting on his heels, he slipped to the edge, flipped over and lowered himself back to the deck railing. When he turned, his heart skipped a beat. Where was Sian?
A movement on the dock caught his attention. Two human shapes. One at the end of the dock and the other, obviously Sian, charging towards it. His ears caught the faint sound of her enraged howl.
After landing on the dock, he raced off the deck, across the lawn and onto the dock. He skidded to a stop just behind Sian. She held his sword in two hands with the tip waving towards the other person. "Who are you?" Her voice was filled rage. "Why are you here? This is my dock?"
J'dol looked towards the other person. He was dressed in strange clothing, a shiny flowing robe. His face was relaxed. He held no weapon. J'dol stepped next to Sian. He held out his hand, offering to take back his sword.
Sian shook her head. "No. I got this. I'm only going to ask one more time. What are you doing here?"
The figure glanced at J'dol. "I've come to take him home."

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Rest of the month highlights on Victoria's Pages of Romance

23 – Melanie Robertson-King – A Shadow in the Past
26 - Weekend Writing Warriors
28 – Lyndi Lamont – Marooned
29 - Flash Fiction and Book Hooks
30 - J.J. DiBenedetto - Dream Vacation
31 – Anita Philmar – Deputy's Bride